Genshin Impact introduces the Perilous Labyrinth of Fog in Update 2.2, aborts weird Elon Musk stunt

    
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Yesterday saw Genshin Impact get its newest update, which apparently tasks players with going Into the Perilous Labyrinth of Fog aka Tsurumi Island, the final island of Inazuma that has been locked off by perpetual fog. Also, it’s very possibly perilous. And likely a labyrinth.

This latest update not only brings the new area but new quests, new weapons, a new Pyro character by the name of Thoma, and events such as a literal rhythm game event. There’s also a little crossover event with Aloy from Horizon: Zero Dawn that awards Primogems and Shivada Jade Fragments. Sadly, adorable anime Aloy is not a reward.

While Update 2.2 is the primary focus for the game, many fans are very likely hearing about a big story spoiler for the game’s next update. Regular players will recall that a seasonal quest that arrived in December of last year starring the character Albedo ended on something of a cliffhanger, and according to leakers, Albedo is coming back with new story content in Update 2.3, with the possibility of Albedo becoming an addition to GI’s forever growing gacha roster.

In other, even weirder Genshin news, miHoYo apparently attempted a stunt last night revolving around encouraging gamers to follow it on Twitter in exchange for the studio following Elon Musk and inviting him to stream the game and visit the studio. The backlash against this bizarre contest ultimately caused the studio to delete it entirely, though Musk eventually acknowledged it in the middle of the night.

sources: official site (1, 2, 3), Kotaku. Cheers, Bruno.
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Malcolm Swoboda

Albedo was already (limited time) available in the game, and Aloy is an available free character now for all platforms. Chris, please correct.

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Mailvaltar

As others have pointed out, Albedo already is in the game as a playable character (if you were there for the banner), and this will probably just be a repeat banner.

More importantly, there’s nothing “sad” about Aloy not being an event reward, because you just need to log into the game right now and you’ll instantly get her for free. And by “you” I mean everyone.

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Bruno Brito

An chinese game getting involved with a US billionaire that has his hands on NFT.

The world is really small nowadays.

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styopa

I don’t know if you noticed this morning, but the SEC just allowed trading in bitcoin futures.
I didn’t think it could get stupider than derivatives, but hey, we live in a world gone mad now.

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Greaterdivinity

attempted a stunt

I’d say succeeded. They got Elon-senpai to notice them, and I think that was really their only goal at the end of the day.

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Bruno Brito

I think they wanted him to play. So…not that successful, but quite.

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Greaterdivinity

Ultimately, sure. But they got a product tweet from him, which if we’re believing this cat on Quora (and it’s honestly not super far off from what few numbers I’ve seen) – https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-market-value-of-one-Elon-Musk-tweet-if-he-mentions-your-company

Between $50k-300K in free advertising value, plus all the bonus value from the articles covering the news. For what amounts to a shitpost, holy shit was that astoundingly successful.

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cursedseishi

So…

Albedo’s been in the game as a playable character since Jan. 2021, but for those like me who was confused by saying he’d be added in here? It sounds like there might be a repeat banner for Albedo (since he’s a Banner-Exclusive 5-star) at some point in the future–which may or may not coincide with another Geo character.

And that banner event may or may not coincide with the next big update and story that involves him–similar as to how Childe is seeing a new banner for an as-of-yet inactive event he’s supposed to be a part of. Which’ll be neat! He’s got some odd/interesting stuff, but can’t really talk about him more than a character for story.

Also, big shrug about Musk. The man’s a selfish arse who gets off on his own namesake, so the less I see/hear about him anywhere the better.

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Malcolm Swoboda

Repeat banner, likely first one of 2.3, so late November. But Albedo, if we go by leaks/rumors, may be getting another character quest as well, perhaps to the extent of Zhongli’s (a boss?). It just all reads as a major Dragonspine addition that I hoped we would get, and perhaps really its focus concluded (1.2 was really more of a tour of the palace). I can see more levels to the tree thingy being added, a conclusion to the place’s history, etc. Then they’ll break any Albedo focus for a while. I hope they repeat 1.2’s event even if they add new stuff, but technically its content isn’t plot-critical if the script weaves around. But lets get new players with a free Festering Desire..

Chris just was incorrect that Albedo will be added. He was already added, as you say, he was just a time-limited chance to acquire. Now he’s returning for another chance. And maybe in the future he’ll be bundled into other banners, or made permanent, or whatever. I have Albedo C0 as a minnow spender, never used him.